List Page Learn About Content Graphic

French Wine

Learn about French wine, common tasting notes, where the region is and more ...

undefined, null

Nearly synonymous with fine wine and all things epicurean, France has a culture of wine production and consumption that is deeply rooted in tradition. Many of the world’s most beloved grape varieties originated here, as did the concept of “terroir”—soil type, elevation, slope and mesoclimate combine to produce resulting wines that convey a sense of place. Accordingly, most French wine is labeled by geographical location, rather than grape variety. So a general understaning of which grapes correspond to which regions can be helpful in navigating all of the types of French wine. Some of the greatest wine regions in the world are here, including Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhône and Champagne, but each part of the country has its own specialties and strengths.

Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the king and queen of Burgundy, producing elegant red and white wines with great acidity, the finest examples of which can age for decades. The same two grapes, along with Pinot Meunier, are used to make Champagne.

Of comparable renown is Bordeaux, focused on bold, structured red blends of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc including sometimes a small amount of Petit Verdot or Malbec. The primary white varieties of Bordeaux are Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon.

The northern Rhône Valley is responsible for single-varietal Syrah, while the south specializes in Grenache blends; Rhône's main white variety is Viognier.

Most of these grape varieties are planted throughout the country and beyond, extending their influence into other parts of Europe and New World appellations.

Filter by
270 Items
270 Items
  • Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020  Front Label
    Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
    • JS100
    • RP100
    • JD100
    • WE98
    • D97
    • V97
    3.4 5 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $149.97
    Try the
    149 97
    149 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel Rose 2020  Front Label
    Chateau d'Esclans Whispering Angel Rose 2020
    Rosé from Cotes de Provence, Provence, South of France, France
    • JS92
    • V90
    4.2 134 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $24.99
    Try the
    24 99
    24 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild (6-Pack OWC Futures Pre-Sale) 2020  Front Label
    Chateau Lafite Rothschild (6-Pack OWC Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • JS100
    • JD99
    • WE99
    • RP98
    • V98
    • D97
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $4,260.97
    Try the
    4,260 97
    4,260 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Domaine Fournier Sancerre Les Belles Vignes 2020  Front Label
    Domaine Fournier Sancerre Les Belles Vignes 2020
    Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre, Loire, France
    • JS92
    2.9 6 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $32.99
    Try the
    32 99
    32 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Lafite Rothschild (1.5 Liter Futures Pre-Sale) 2020  Front Label
    Chateau Lafite Rothschild (1.5 Liter Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • JS100
    • JD99
    • WE99
    • RP98
    • V98
    • D97
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $1,449.97
    Try the
    1,449 97
    1,449 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Canon (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020  Front Label
    Chateau Canon (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
    • RP100
    • JS99
    • JD98
    • V98
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $144.97
    Try the
    144 97
    144 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron (6-Pack OWC Futures Pre-Sale) 2020  Front Label
    Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron (6-Pack OWC Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • JS98
    • JD98
    • V98
    • RP97
    • D96
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $989.97
    Try the
    989 97
    989 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Leoville Las Cases (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020  Front Label
    Chateau Leoville Las Cases (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
    • JS99
    • RP98
    • V98
    • JD97
    • D96
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $299.97
    Try the
    299 97
    299 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Lynch-Bages 6-Pack OWC (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020  Front Label
    Chateau Lynch-Bages 6-Pack OWC (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • JS99
    • WE98
    • JD97
    • RP96
    • D96
    • V96
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $809.97
    Try the
    809 97
    809 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Lynch-Bages (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020  Front Label
    Chateau Lynch-Bages (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • JS99
    • WE98
    • JD97
    • D96
    • RP96
    • V96
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $134.97
    Try the
    134 97
    134 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Laroque (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020  Front Label
    Chateau Laroque (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
    • JD97
    • RP96
    • JS95
    • V95
    • D92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $34.97
    Try the
    34 97
    34 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020  Front Label
    Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
    • JS99
    • JD99
    • D98
    • RP97
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $239.97
    Try the
    239 97
    239 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau La Patache (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020  Front Label
    Chateau La Patache (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
    • JS96
    • RP94
    • V94
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $30.97
    Try the
    30 97
    30 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Grand-Puy-Ducasse (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020  Front Label
    Chateau Grand-Puy-Ducasse (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • JD96
    • WE95
    • JS94
    • V94
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $37.97
    Try the
    37 97
    37 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Domaine de Chevalier Blanc (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020  Front Label
    Domaine de Chevalier Blanc (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
    Bordeaux White Blends from Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
    • WE98
    • JS97
    • RP96
    • V96
    • D95
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $97.97
    Try the
    97 97
    97 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Lafleur-Gazin (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020  Front Label
    Chateau Lafleur-Gazin (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
    • JD94
    • JS93
    • V92
    • D91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $49.97
    Try the
    49 97
    49 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Mouton Rothschild (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020  Front Label
    Chateau Mouton Rothschild (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • JS100
    • RP99
    • JD99
    • D98
    • V98
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $639.97
    Try the
    639 97
    639 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020  Front Label
    Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • JS97
    • V97
    • D95
    • JD95
    • RP93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $77.97
    Try the
    77 97
    77 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Domaines Ott BY.OTT Rose 2020  Front Label
    Domaines Ott BY.OTT Rose 2020
    Rosé from Cotes de Provence, Provence, South of France, France
    • JS91
    • V90
    3.6 10 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $24.99
    Try the
    24 99
    24 99
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau La Lagune (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020  Front Label
    Chateau La Lagune (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France
    • WE95
    • JS94
    • D94
    • RP94
    • V94
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $41.97
    Try the
    41 97
    41 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Lagrange (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020  Front Label
    Chateau Lagrange (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
    • RP96
    • JD96
    • V95
    • JS94
    • WE94
    • D93
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $59.97
    Try the
    59 97
    59 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Fonplegade (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020  Front Label
    Chateau Fonplegade (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
    • D95
    • RP95
    • JD95
    • JS94
    • V94
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $41.97
    Try the
    41 97
    41 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Carruades de Lafite (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020  Front Label
    Carruades de Lafite (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France
    • JS97
    • JD94
    • RP93
    • V93
    • D92
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $249.97
    Try the
    249 97
    249 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Clos Fourtet (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020  Front Label
    Clos Fourtet (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France
    • JD99
    • RP98
    • V98
    • JS96
    • D96
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $119.97
    Try the
    119 97
    119 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
  • Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou Croix de Beaucaillou (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020  Front Label
    Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou Croix de Beaucaillou (Futures Pre-Sale) 2020
    Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Julien, Bordeaux, France
    • JS95
    • D95
    • JD95
    • RP91
    0.0 0 Ratings
    Currently Unavailable $49.97
    Try the
    49 97
    49 97
    Save $0.00 (0%)
Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...